LAFAYETTE, La., Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf will join councils across the country this February 26 through 28 to participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2016, celebrating all of the fun and excitement Girl Scouts have had selling cookies for nearly a century.
During Girl Scout Cookie season, each amazing young #cookieboss is not only selling delicious cookies; she's also building essential life skills. And the more cookies girls sell, the more money they have to invest in community service projects and learning experiences, like travel opportunities.
One hundred percent of the net revenue raised through Girl Scout Cookie sales in the area stays with Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf and its troops, so customers who purchase Girl Scout Cookies are not only getting a delicious treat—they're making an important investment in their communities.
"National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is one of the most exciting occasions on the Girl Scout calendar," said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. "It's our opportunity to speak with one unified voice and tell the story of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and everything it does to prepare the next generation of female leaders. Beyond just benefiting girls, the cookie program has a positive impact on the communities around them, as it makes girls aware of important issues and gives them the means and inspiration to take action. For nearly a century, selling cookies has been one of the most powerful and successful tools in transforming girls into leaders who make a positive impact on their communities."
Join the fun of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2016! Visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free for your iOS or Android phone or mobile device, to find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you.
About Girl Scouts of Louisiana-Pines to the Gulf
We are nearly 7,000 girls and 3,000 adult volunteers strong. We serve girls from all 42 parishes west of the Mississippi River. Here girls get the chance to discover, connect and take action for things that matter to them. For more information on how to join, donate or advocate visit gslpg.org or call 1-800-960-2093.
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